BEIJING: China has warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China.
Beijing has advised Washington to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and solidarity and this was formally conveyed to the United States at last week’s China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks.
The Chinese foreign minister, who represented his country in the talks, conveyed the Chinese feelings to the United States. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao disclosed this during his two-hour-long formal talks with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at the Great Hall of the People. The two prime ministers also held a 45-minute one-to-one meeting before beginning the talks with their respective delegations.
Highly-placed diplomatic sources told The News here in Beijing that the Chinese leadership was extremely forthcoming in assuring its unprecedented support to Pakistan for its national cause and security and discussed with PM Gilani all subjects of mutual interests.